A group of the crew decided to go visit the end of the Lofoten Islands late last night. It was one of those spontaneous moments, where someone says (aka photographer: Bob Plumb) lets go and than one by one people jump on board for a new adventure. The group departed around 10 pm out to the town of Reine to camp for the night and explore what the tip of the Lofoten Islands had to offer.

They were met with the beautiful house lights all along the fjord around Reine, with the dark blue glow of the midnight sky this time of year. It has been pretty impressive to see the days get longer and longer since we have been here. The first nights we were here the sky would turn pitch black from 11pm until 2am, but now the sky turns only into a beautiful dark blue that gets lighter and lighter for each day that passes. After camping along one of the many Lofoten E10 highway pullouts the crew woke up to some of the most beautiful landscapes they had ever seen. After a quick coffee in the quaint town of Reine, they headed out to the end of the islands.

Once they road ended the crew hiked out to until they reached the ocean, they had made it! The end of the beautiful Lofoten Islands! The end of the island chain is beautiful, but also sad in a way, because you have this desire that you wished these beautiful mountains and beaches connected with fjords and bridges would just continue forever. After taking the obvious selfies proving that the crew made it to the end they started to hike up one of the most western couloirs in Lofoten. The couloir is a standard for this area, but far from standard anywhere else in the world – the views are filled with open ocean and glorious rock. During the hike Bob Plumb was almost hit by a 3 meter wide falling ice ball, which would have for sure done some serious damage. This time of year when the temperatures are shifting it can be very dangerous in these couloirs with falling rocks and ice, so it is very important to be prepared with helmets, and be alert at all times.

Once the crew reached as far as they could go the decent down this tunnel of snow was nothing short of magical. Meanwhile, the crew that remained back at the camp had decided to go check out the local ski resort near the town of Svolvær, named Kongstind. This is one of the two resorts located on the Lofoten Islands, the other is in the town of Samstund. Kongstind is run by a group of volunteers and his built and run with one intention to grow the ski and snowboard youth and adult culture on Lofoten – you gotta respect that. Unfortunately for us the ski resort closed on April 14th, so we were not able to ride the T-Bar that takes you to the top, but we found some sweet jibs around the base area to have fun on. That is one of the greatest things about snowboarding, you can have fun riding anything. Case and point, all week we have been ripping epic peaks from summit to sea and now we are jibbing the bottom of a closed ski resort, but having just as much fun! Eero Ettala and Benny Urban put on a demo for the locals of how to build a DIY jib park and than how to rip it.

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